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German Ombudsman confirms that Putin holds Russia in atmosphere of fear

Russian President Vladimir Putin has intimidated the population of Russia with his rigid internal policy.

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German political experts say that Russian President Vladimir Putin has created an atmosphere of fear. Christophe Shtresser, German Government Commissioner for Human Rights, says that life of a dissentient in Russia is becoming more and more dangerous, reports Joinfo.ua with reference to Ruhr-Nachrichten.

Shtresser is sure that everyone who criticizes the government and fights for shift of the Putin regime can not feel safe.

The German ombudsman called the murder of Boris Nemtsov near the Kremlin walls an 'escalation that scares.' He argues that today in Russia there is a climate of fear. However, as Shtresser notes, President Putin does nothing for the development of civil society.

The Ukrainian political analyst Taras Berezovets believes that the action held in Moscow in memory of Boris Nemtsov showed that Russian society is in deep apathy – less than 50 thousand Muscovites came at the funeral march, and that is less than 0.25% of the population of Moscow. That is why it is inappropriate to expect some 'Maidan' in Moscow.